FINAL REPORT Presidio of San Francisco Restoration Advisory Board
Twenty Years of Public Participation 1994-2014 in the Environmental Cleanup of Our New National Park
The Final Report tells the story of the Presidio of San Francisco Restoration Advisory Board, or RAB, a citizens’ committee that provided community advice on the environmental cleanup of the Presidio, a former U.S. Army base that became a national park in 1994. The Presidio RAB was formed in 1994 and disbanded in 2014 when the remediation of petroleum contamination, hazardous substances and lead-based paint in soil was complete.
The report has two purposes. The first is to document citizen participation in the successful cleanup. The second is to describe some of the procedures we followed that may be of interest to other citizens’ groups engaged in a public participation process.
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Presidio RAB Archive
The Presidio Restoration Advisory Board Archive contains the Final Report and other documents pertaining to the Presidio of San Francisco Restoration Advisory Board during its operation from 1994 to 2014. The archive consists of four collections dedicated to the Presidio RAB Final Report, Meeting Transcripts, RAB Documents and Agency Reports.
You can read the information stored in the archive using the following links:
FINAL REPORT: The Presidio RAB Final Report can be read or downloaded from this page.
MEETING TRANSCRIPTS: The Presidio RAB Archive stores the official transcripts of monthly RAB meetings held among RAB citizen members and representatives of the Army or Presidio Trust, National Park Service, state and federal regulatory agencies, and City of San Francisco between 1994 and 2014.
RAB DOCUMENTS: The Presidio RAB Archive contains selected documents written by RAB citizen members during the two decades, including comment letters, board resolutions, newsletter articles, fact sheets and the RAB Charter and Bylaws.
AGENCY REPORTS: The Presidio RAB Archive provides cleanup summary reports and certifications that were prepared by the Presidio Trust, California Department of Toxic Substances Control and California Regional Water Quality Control Board and studied by citizen members of the Presidio RAB.
AWARD CEREMONY: The Presidio Restoration Advisory Board was selected by the National Park Service to receive a 2015 Environmental Achievement Award for significant accomplishments in the Environmental Remediation category. The award recognizes the RAB for dedicating 20 years to environmental remediation and restoration at the Presidio of San Francisco.
RAB Final Report of the Presidio of San Francisco Restoration Advisory Board